Beck And The Great Berry Battle

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As an animal-talent fairy, there's nothing Beck likes better than speaking Bird or Chipmunk. When a conflict arises between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks, she steps forward to act as a mediator, but nothing seems to help.

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As an animal-talent fairy, there's nothing Beck likes better than speaking Bird or Chipmunk. When a conflict arises between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks, she steps forward to act as a mediator, but nothing seems to help.

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Children's Literature
Beck, a fairy, has a talent for talking to animals, but that may not be enough when she tries to mediate a war between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks. When her funny little hummingbird friend, Twitter, tells her that war has broken out, she thinks that he is exaggerating—he is always alarmed about something. Soon the blackberries start flying. Fairies are getting caught in the crossfire. It is up to Beck to get to the bottom of things. Only she can bring peace back to Pixie Hollow. Judith Holmes Clarke and the Disney storybook artists beautifully illustrate this Stepping Stone Book from the Disney Fairies. There are other magical Disney Fairies chapter books like The Trouble With Tink, Vidia and the Fairy Crown, Lily's Pesky Plant, and Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon. "Believing is just the beginning." The book will probably be very popular with those who read fairy stories. It is affordable and it is in paperback format. 2006, A Stepping Stone Book/Random House, Ages 7 to 9.
—Naomi Butler
Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
Twitter the hummingbird always seems to have an emergency and he always turns to Beck, the most talented of the animal-talent fairies. She knows that Twitter's emergencies usually are not real emergencies. So when Twitter crashes into Beck and begins his story about a great battle brewing between the squirrels and the hummingbirds in Pixie Hollow, she does not believe him. It is not until the next day when Beck is meeting for teatime with the other animal-talent fairies and sparrow-men, (some of whom are purple stained), that it becomes clear to her that Twitter was telling the truth this time and Pixie Hollow truly has an emergency on its hands (or wings). Beck and the other animal-talents immediately step in and try to mediate between the warring parties, but it is all for nothing. As the war rages on with no end in sight, Beck stumbles across Grandfather Mole and the solution that both sides need to end the skirmish. This lighthearted chapter book is part of the "Disney Fairies" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-These four paperbacks feature the denizens of Pixie Hollow, in Never Land. Beck, an animal-talent fairy, helps to end a war between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks. Lily, a garden-talent fairy, plants a mysterious seed that grows into a noxious but ultimately amazing plant. Tink, otherwise known as Tinker Bell, is a pots-and-pans fairy whose talent disappears when she loses her magic hammer. Vidia is a fast-flying-talent fairy with a mean streak, whose heart warms just a little when other fairies help her clear her name when she is falsely accused of stealing the Fairy Queen's crown. The full-color illustrations are typical Disney animation style. These attractive, fluffy titles will almost certainly fly off the shelves where such paperback series as Tracey West's "Pixie Tricks" (Scholastic) are popular.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756978396
  • Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Stepping Stone Book
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,566,580
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Beck and the Great Berry Battle

By Laura Driscoll

Random House

Laura Driscoll
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0736423737

Chapter One

A squirrel perched on a log paused while chewing on some seeds. He watched as two tiny Never fairies zipped past him, side by side.

"Oh, Beck," one of the fairies said to the other as they flew. "Thank you so much for coming with me." She looked terribly worried. "We just don't know what to do. A baby raccoon turned up in the gardens this morning, and he ate all the strawberries out of Thistle's strawberry patch. And then he started digging up Rosetta's mint! We chased him off, but he didn't go far. Now he's sitting on a tree stump by Havendish Stream. He won't budge. And none of the other animal-talent fairies can understand a word he's saying!"

Beck smiled. "Don't worry, Latia," she said. They were nearing Havendish Stream. "We'll figure it out."

Latia breathed a sigh of relief. "Well, if any fairy in Never Land can figure it out, it's you, Beck!"

Every fairy in Never Land agreed: Beck was one of the finest animal-talent fairies in Pixie Hollow. She loved being around animals, from the tiniest insects to the largest mammals. Oh, sure, snakes could be a little grumpy. Skunks were hard to read. And hawks, of course, were just plain dangerous. But all in all, she loved feeling a part of the animal world. Sometimes Beck secretly wished that she were an animal!

Like all the animal-talent fairies, Beck had a gift for talking to animals. Birdcalls, mouse squeaks, squirrel and chipmunk chatter--they were just noises to the other fairies. But to animal-talent fairies, those different noises held meaning. To them, animal sounds were as clear and easy to understand as words and sentences.

Beck was especially good at talking to baby animals, perhaps because she was so playful and lighthearted. She loved playing hide-and-seek with the young squirrels and having somersault contests with the baby hedgehogs. Even when an animal was too young to speak, Beck could understand it. Queen Clarion said Beck had empathy and could sense animals' emotions. When those emotions were strong enough, Beck felt them, too.

So when a baby raccoon parked himself on a stump and refused to move, everyone thought of Beck right away. The animal fairies sent Latia to fetch Beck because she was a forest-talent fairy and knew the quickest ways to get through Pixie Hollow.

An easy five-minute flight later, the two fairies came to Havendish Stream. A dozen animal-talent fairies were hovering around a tiny raccoon, who sat on a tree stump clutching a stalk of Rosetta's mint.

"Beck's here!" Latia called, and all the fairies turned.

"Oh, thank goodness!" cried Fawn, one of Beck's best friends. She drew Beck closer to the tree stump. "Beck, you've just got to help. This poor little fella won't budge. We don't even know where he came from." With a push from Fawn, Beck found herself right in front of the baby raccoon. He raised his head and whimpered.

"Hello there," Beck said in Raccoon. "I'm Beck. What's your name?"

The little raccoon let out another whimper. Then he buried his face in his paws and rubbed his nose in the stalk of mint he had picked from Rosetta's garden.

"Oh, don't cry!" Beck said. She flew up and stroked the top of the raccoon's furry head. The raccoon rocked back and forth--and Beck's lip started trembling. The baby raccoon was so sad and so scared that Beck was starting to feel sad, too. She straightened her back, cleared her throat, and forced herself to cheer up. If she didn't watch out, soon she'd be crying as hard as the little raccoon, and then where would the fairies be?

"Hey, now," said Beck, smiling. "Don't cry, my friend. Why would you cry when you could be playing a game with me?"

Raising his head, the little raccoon looked at Beck for the first time. She smiled encouragingly and patted his nose. "That's right," she said. "I know the perfect game for us to play. It's called Find the Fairy!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008


    I love all of the fairy books i would definetly recomend all of them!!! :]

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

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    We bought this book used.

    The bad part of these girl-centric books is the Disney need to slap on a message. This particular book doesn't do well when it comes to establishing the fairy world, or even Beck as a character and instead focuses-a lot-on a great civil war between forest critters where the only casualties are berries. While fighting and battles themselves aren't funny by nature, even my six year old got bored with the whole fighting-over-a-misunderstanding premise, which she informed me was the case right away.
    This book was just a huge miss with us. My son was bored out of his mind by the glittery cover and girly point of view (but we switch who gets to pick the books and it was my daughter's turn) and even my daughter didn't get nearly as excited or involved with the book as she usually does. She was hoping for more bits about taking care of animals (which was in fact why she picked this book up, because Beck is an animal-caretaker fairy). She also failed to connect with the tension at the climax because it involves a hawk as an uber bad guy and this past summer we met a few hawks at a presentation from the Louisville Raptor Rehabilitation group.
    In the end we just all ended up feeling like this book was too little for its audience despite how much we wanted to like it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2007

    Very great outstanding!

    This is a terrific book! It is highly recommended from me to fairy freaks like me!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2006

    Girls love it!

    My girls just bought this book and another in the same series-they love it! I have never seen them read a chapter book so fast! They are 9 and 7. Once they started reading they couldn't put the books down. They are already begging for more from this new series. Luckily they can switch books now that they have finished-both girls finished their chapter books in less than 2 days! Bravo Disney!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Exciting book, Laura Driscoll

    This was the exciting book of my life.It was amazing and exciting at the same time.I was eight and I was amazed by this book.Rock on, Laura Driscoll! : )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Awsome, especially the detail of the animals and how Beck relates to them.

    Loved the pictures, they were so colorful and funny. My daughter laughed when she saw the delightful illustrations. Beck is too intriguing, she relates better than any of the other animal talents and it just makes us want to read more about her. That is the whole reason that we got the next book about her and the sea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    My daughter did not like this one as much as the others

    This story involves a "battle" between different animals. My girl did not enjoy the opening premise of the story because of that. She is on the younger end of the spectrum for this book, so that may not be a typical reaction. I love these books because my gifted grade K student can read these for a challenge, but the content is still age-appropriate and sweet, not sassy and violent. She still liked it overall and wanted to continue with the series, which she has now finished. It's good, just not quite as strong as the others in the series.

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